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RE: AS/400 Disaster Recovery



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Again, it all depends on your definition of a disaster.  Just keeping to
the technical aspects of the 400.  And, keeping to what this 'manual' would
be targeted for.

Did someone accidentally delete a payroll file on the day we run payroll?
If so, do we do a SAVCHGOBJ on a routine basis?  Do we journal?  etc...
Are we using BRMS?
Did we lose a disk drive of which we ignored the messages about other disk
drives in the raid set failing?
Will we be restoring to this same machine, or to a different machine?
...
Then you could copy/paste each scenario from the Backup and Recovery Guide,
(which I was going to but I am getting some sort of proxy error accessing
it).

I think you are asking them to solve your particular scenario as the one
which, obviously to you, occurs most often.  I'd rather have a manual I can
lift, but still uses many of the possible scenarios.


Rob Berendt

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A smart person learns from their mistakes,
but a wise person learns from OTHER peoples mistakes.



                    Jeff Bull
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                    09/17/2001 08:29 AM
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Hi Alan,

Of course, you are right, but ...

I am not actually looking for a full d/r plan : d/r scenarios, management
and staff call-out contact details etc etc. ... that could/should be
wrapped
around the technical bit.

A generic system-restore sequence list should be possible, in fact I know
it
is, I have used same many times in d/r practices.  If a given AS/400 uses
journalling and another not, fine, bypass the steps where not relevant; and
the instructions would say as much, and in the appropriate chronological
sequence.


-----Original Message-----
From: alan shore [mailto:SHOREA@dime.com]
Sent: 17 September 2001 14:18
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: RE: AS/400 Disaster Recovery


In my opinion, this is NOT exactly re-inventing the wheel. A generic manual
can be created, but will it exactly match what you want?
How often are full system saves completed (If this is in fact possible)?
How often are Save Changed objects completed?
How often are SAVSEC completed?
Is the data library saved prior to a DAY-END cycle as part of the DAY-END
cycle?
Does the system use journalling?
Mirroring?
How is the data saved and sent off site?
Is a copy of the data that is sent off site, also on site?
How should all these saves be re-applied and in what order? Where is the
disaster recovery site? How do you communicate with that site.?
The number of questions grows in leaps and bounds, with each question
suppliying numerous answers.


>>> Jeff Bull <Jeff.Bull@ITM-group.co.uk> 09/17/01 08:53AM >>>
... yes ... I have many practice D/Rs under my belt, and two real ones,
both
successful.

Each time I have used a script provided by a professional d/r organisation,
who preumably know their business well.
I do not have access to such a d/r plan where I am now; sure I could
develop
one myself, but if this is not re-inventing the wheel then nothing is - I
merely trying to avoid this chore if at all possible. I am staggered there
is no IBM Red Book on the subject - as I said in an earlier posting, it
would almost certainly go to the top of the best seller list.

If I do have to write my own 'book' on this, for sure I will publish it
through Midrange-L.

Jeff Bull.

-----Original Message-----
From: David.X.Kahn@gsk.com [mailto:David.X.Kahn@gsk.com]
Sent: 17 September 2001 13:54
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: Re: AS/400 Disaster Recovery

Rob wrote:

> Granted you have to be an experience 400 person to understand the lingo
> 'load source disk' and stuff.

But he is, though.

>> Jeff Bull
>> AS/400 Software Support Consultant
>> IBM Certified AS/400 System Administrator

Dave...
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